SCOTT ‘Splinty’ Campbell crossed the line first to take an emotional KMSC Lightweight championship win on Sunday afternoon.
The Northumberland rider celebrated the first title of his 11-year career, just three years after axing the roads to concentrate solely on the short circuits.
Campbell had arrived at Knockhill leading the championship, and was hoping he could continue his strong form as he headed into the final round of the KMSC season, which also incorporated the penultimate round of the Scottish championships.
Despite an uncharacteristic fourth in the opening Scottish race, he was soon back to his winning ways in the KMSC races, albeit by a mere 0.041secs over Torquil Paterson in the first one, as Grant Reid finished third.
Race two went Paterson’s way, as he took the honours by a second clear of Campbell, while Reid bagged another third.
The final race of the Lightweight season was also the final race of the weekend and with Paterson missing from the action, Campbell was able to jump out front and build a commanding lead of more than 13 seconds over Reid to cruise to the race and championship win, as Logan Turner crossed the line third.
“It’s just fantastic, I’m feeling brilliant,” he told UK Clubsport. “It’s only taken 11 years but it’s definitely been worth the wait.
“The whole weekend went well, I couldn’t have asked for any better. The whole year has been great. In 29 races I’ve had 28 podiums and now I’ve gone and won the championship. Happy days.”
*Main image: Jennifer Charlton
*Side image: Supplied by Scott Campbell